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Submitted by Marion Abramowitz (United States), Oct 2, 2004 at 21:12

We have noted the lack of public outcry by many Arab-Americans regarding the terrible jihadist actions. And even when the organizations purport to criticize these actions such as beheadings, they do so in a qualified way -- "Yes it is wrong, but ... " by immediately associating those actions with American Muslims being victims of "backlash." ... This situation must impact on U.S. immigration policies; why should we accept the emigation of people who may not respect our code of behavior. Do you know if our administration is considering any of this?

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Immigration policy is essentially out of the hands of the electorate, but is instead crafted by politicians who have little regard for public opinion. As a result, Islamists continue to stream into the United States, though at a slower rate than pre-9/11.

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